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March 18, 2018

In The News

February 6, 2018

Eric Dueweke, lecturer in urban and regional planning, was quoted in a story about the feasibility of bringing back commercial passenger service to Detroit's financially troubled City Airport.

The Detroit News

February 6, 2018

"They're saying we can use their demographics to identify at-risk people, but the demographics they identify are all over the map: citizens and noncitizens, native and naturalized, Middle Eastern, African, and South Asian. So it basically concludes that everybody who is Sunni Muslim needs extra scrutiny," said Margo Schlanger, professor of law, regarding a Department of Homeland Security draft report.

Foreign Policy

February 5, 2018

New technology patented by Michael Sivak, research professor at the U-M Transportation Research Institute, alleviates motion sickness for riders in driverless vehicles.

The Sunday Times (U.K.)

February 5, 2018

"It's not like chemistry or physics where you can do a controlled experiment and change one variable. We can never be entirely sure because we don’t know what would have happened without the tax act," said Joel Slemrod, professor of economics, and business economics and public policy, on the economic impact of the 1986 tax reform act.

The New York Times

February 5, 2018

Research by Philip Veliz, assistant research professor of nursing and associate director of the Sport, Health, and Activity Research and Policy Center, and colleagues found that teens who participate in two or more sports are much more likely to have healthier behaviors than those who are involved in just one sport.


February 2, 2018

Marianne Udow-Phillips, executive director of the Center for Healthcare Research & Transformation, said she believes an Amazon-Berkshire-JPMorgan independent health care company could help provide critical information on hard-to-understand health care costs and potentially undercut the current market for high-priced drugs.

USA Today

February 2, 2018

Research by Stephen Smith, assistant professor of ecology and evolutionary biology, and colleagues found a distinct regional pattern in China's 30,000 flowering plant species, highlighting the need for more conservation efforts in densely populated eastern China, home to many threatened plant species.

Xinhua (China)

February 2, 2018

"I don't see a silver bullet. It's going to take a long time before you see a change in the load, and in the two-year policy cycle this country works on, it's hard to get people to bite the bullet when they can't see the results," said Don Scavia, professor emeritus of environment and sustainability, regarding the lack of action in preventing the spread of low-oxygen "dead zones" along America's coastlines.

The Daily Beast

February 1, 2018

Research by Andrew Schrepf, research investigator in anesthesiology, found that a 10-percent reduction in body weight helps patients with obesity reduce pain in places like the abdomen, arms, chest and jaw, in addition to the expected weight-bearing areas.

Michigan Radio

February 1, 2018

Laura Schram, director of professional and academic development at the Rackham Graduate School, discussed design principles for doctoral students' career exploration, and valuable ways of thinking about how to thrive once they graduate.

Inside Higher Ed